Period
to 24 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Data Science skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Science over the 6 months to 24 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Science
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 80 73 91
Rank change year-on-year -7 +18 +50
Permanent jobs citing Data Science 79 78 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.00% 2.96% 2.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.21% 3.20% 2.33%
Number of salaries quoted 67 48 24
Edinburgh median annual salary £35,000 £51,250 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.71% -26.79% +69.70%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,000 £43,750
90th Percentile £76,031 £65,000 £95,500
Scotland median annual salary £43,750 £50,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% -16.67% +26.32%

Data Science is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,462 2,440 2,063
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 93.65% 92.49% 94.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,587 1,605 1,330
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £69,375 £70,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Data Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Data Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Data Science in Edinburgh

Data Science
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Data Science in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for Data Science in Edinburgh

Data Science
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Science in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 24 April 2019.

Salary histogram for Data Science in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 April 2019, IT jobs citing Data Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Data Science.

1 49 (62.03%) Analytics
2 40 (50.63%) Python
3 22 (27.85%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (27.85%) Apache Cassandra
4 21 (26.58%) Apache Spark
5 19 (24.05%) Machine Learning
5 19 (24.05%) Decision-Making
6 18 (22.78%) SQL
7 17 (21.52%) Data Modelling
8 16 (20.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (20.25%) Visualisation
8 16 (20.25%) Software Engineering
8 16 (20.25%) Data-Driven Decision Making
8 16 (20.25%) R
9 15 (18.99%) Customer Engagement
9 15 (18.99%) Scala
9 15 (18.99%) Progress
10 14 (17.72%) NoSQL
11 13 (16.46%) NumPy
11 13 (16.46%) Kubernetes
11 13 (16.46%) Pandas
12 12 (15.19%) Algorithms
12 12 (15.19%) Continuous Delivery
12 12 (15.19%) Big Data
12 12 (15.19%) Linux
12 12 (15.19%) Finance
13 11 (13.92%) Banking
13 11 (13.92%) Artificial Intelligence
13 11 (13.92%) Computer Science
13 11 (13.92%) Kafka

Data Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (26.58%) Apache Spark
2 9 (11.39%) SAS
3 4 (5.06%) Apache Pig
4 3 (3.80%) Apache
5 1 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (3.80%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.59%) GitHub
2 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.06%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (27.85%) Apache Cassandra
2 14 (17.72%) NoSQL
3 12 (15.19%) Big Data
4 9 (11.39%) SQL Server
5 6 (7.59%) Amazon Aurora
5 6 (7.59%) Hadoop
5 6 (7.59%) MongoDB
5 6 (7.59%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (6.33%) MySQL
6 5 (6.33%) QlikView
7 4 (5.06%) Apache Hive
7 4 (5.06%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (5.06%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (5.06%) Pentaho
7 4 (5.06%) Relational Database
7 4 (5.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (3.80%) Power BI
8 3 (3.80%) SAS Visual Analytics
9 2 (2.53%) Impala
9 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (11.39%) Artifactory
1 9 (11.39%) GoCD
2 4 (5.06%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.27%) Hudson
3 1 (1.27%) Pylint
General
1 12 (15.19%) Finance
2 11 (13.92%) Banking
3 8 (10.13%) Retail
4 6 (7.59%) Marketing
5 3 (3.80%) Private Banking
5 3 (3.80%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.27%) Back Office
6 1 (1.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 15 (18.99%) Graduate
2 13 (16.46%) Data Scientist
3 10 (12.66%) Analyst
3 10 (12.66%) Python Engineer
4 9 (11.39%) Junior
5 6 (7.59%) Consultant
5 6 (7.59%) Data Analyst
6 5 (6.33%) Developer
7 4 (5.06%) Analytics Consultant
7 4 (5.06%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Digital Analytics Consultant
7 4 (5.06%) Junior DevOps
7 4 (5.06%) Junior DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Senior Consultant
8 3 (3.80%) Product Owner
8 3 (3.80%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Senior Data Scientist
9 2 (2.53%) Big Data Developer
9 2 (2.53%) Head of Software Development
9 2 (2.53%) SAS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.46%) NumPy
1 13 (16.46%) Pandas
2 11 (13.92%) Kafka
3 8 (10.13%) Elastic Stack
3 8 (10.13%) scikit-learn
4 7 (8.86%) CSS
4 7 (8.86%) HTML
5 6 (7.59%) RESTful
6 5 (6.33%) .NET
6 5 (6.33%) Matplotlib
7 3 (3.80%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.80%) Apache Flex
7 3 (3.80%) MLlib
8 2 (2.53%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.53%) Entity Framework
9 1 (1.27%) CSS3
9 1 (1.27%) HTML5
9 1 (1.27%) Node.js
9 1 (1.27%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.19%) Algorithms
2 11 (13.92%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (12.66%) Fintech
4 8 (10.13%) Robotics
5 7 (8.86%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.53%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (2.53%) PMI
6 2 (2.53%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.19%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (62.03%) Analytics
2 22 (27.85%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (24.05%) Decision-Making
3 19 (24.05%) Machine Learning
4 17 (21.52%) Data Modelling
5 16 (20.25%) Data-Driven Decision Making
5 16 (20.25%) Software Engineering
5 16 (20.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (20.25%) Visualisation
6 15 (18.99%) Customer Engagement
7 12 (15.19%) Continuous Delivery
8 11 (13.92%) Artificial Intelligence
8 11 (13.92%) Computer Science
9 9 (11.39%) Data Engineering
10 8 (10.13%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (10.13%) Data Analytics
10 8 (10.13%) Data Munging
10 8 (10.13%) Patch Management
10 8 (10.13%) Robotic Process Automation
10 8 (10.13%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 40 (50.63%) Python
2 18 (22.78%) SQL
3 16 (20.25%) R
4 15 (18.99%) Scala
5 7 (8.86%) JavaScript
6 6 (7.59%) MATLAB
6 6 (7.59%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.80%) Java
7 3 (3.80%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.53%) C#
8 2 (2.53%) F#
8 2 (2.53%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.27%) Ruby
9 1 (1.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (12.66%) Degree
2 3 (3.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.53%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.27%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (13.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (16.46%) Kubernetes
2 9 (11.39%) Prometheus
3 4 (5.06%) Ambari
3 4 (5.06%) Ansible
3 4 (5.06%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (18.99%) Progress
2 9 (11.39%) Oracle
2 9 (11.39%) PagerDuty
3 8 (10.13%) Splunk
4 5 (6.33%) Tableau
5 4 (5.06%) Google
6 3 (3.80%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.80%) Platfora
7 2 (2.53%) SAP
8 1 (1.27%) Teradata